The Times has today increased its weekday cover price by 10p to 90p.
It is now 10p more expensive than The Guardian, the same price as the Daily Telegraph, and 10p cheaper than The Independent.
Feedback editor Sally Baker announced the change in Saturday’s edition. ‘It gives us no pleasure to ask readers to pay more in what will be a tough year for so many people, but I am afraid it was inevitable against the background of the economic downturn and the ever-rising cost of newsprint,’she wrote.
The Saturday edition remains £1.50.
In Scotland, The Herald’s Saturday edition has also risen 10p to £1.30 – 35p more than The Scotsman and 50p more than the Scottish Daily Mail.
The Daily Star, at 20p, remains the cheapest national, followed by The Sun (30p), the Daily Mirror (40p), the Daily Express (40p), the Daily Mail (50p), The Guardian (80p), The Times (90p), the Daily Telegraph (90p), The Independent (£1) and the Financial Times (£1.80).